Published: February 21, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft volunteer receives BT community award

A life-saving Burnham-On-Sea charity has received a financial boost from British Telecom this week.

Hovercraft rescue charity BARB has been awarded £150 through BT's Community Champions award scheme thanks to the voluntary work of crewmember Eddie Fey, who works for the telecoms giant.

The BT scheme enables its staff to apply for funding for local community groups, charities and organisations where they work on a voluntary basis.

Eddie, a BARB crewmember for over two years, told "We are grateful to BT for this support - the funding will go towards the purchase of our new replacement hovercraft, costing £60,000."

BARB is one of hundreds of groups that applied for the latest round of grants. BT Community Champions awards can be used to purchase specific equipment or as a contribution towards a particular project.


Official BARB Web site


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